From the Secret White House tapes
President Nixon visits a tiki restaurant to show his love
Fraught with fraud?
Senior Fellow Chris Lu writes about allegations of wrongdoing during Trump's inauguration
Fake hues and cries
Barbara Perry compares Trump's relationship with the media to previous presidents
Lessons from the 2008–09 financial crisis
Learn more about the Miller Center's recent event featuring Peter Orszag, Lawrence Summers, and other experts
Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History
Barbara Perry's new book explores the late senator's remarkable life and career—in his own words
The conservative case for universal health care
Avik Roy and Miller Center expert Guian McKee explore why—and how—conservatives could embrace universal health care
What covering people like Steve King puts front and center
Miller Center expert Nicole Hemmer asks in a CNN op-ed how the media can inform the public without legitimizing the fringes
Mary Kate Cary appointed to Points of Light board
Senior Fellow Mary Kate Cary has been appointed to the board of Points of Light
How some first ladies used their role for big influence
Barbara Perry writes in The Dallas Morning News that a few first ladies secured a spot in our collective memory
Save the date—May 21-23, 2019—for a groundbreaking conference on the state of the American presidency
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
The First Year Project: Infrastructure
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
Critical insights for the nation's governance
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